More than 20 residents and staff members of the Meadowood at Worcester retirement community will participate in Walk MS. The event will take place on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at North Penn High School. What makes this group very special, however, is not a walker, but a rider. She is Sherry Leonhardt, the Admissions Coordinator for the Meadowood Health Center. 19 years ago, a doctor diagnosed her with Multiple Sclerosis.
About Sherry Leonhardt
Leonhardt will be riding her scooter alongside the walkers who will complete the 5.5 mile trek through the Lansdale area. As a result, this is vibrant testimony that those with MS can live active, productive lives. “My friends and co-workers will be walking to help local people living with MS who desperately need our help,” says Leonhardt. “We’re hoping to draw people from all walks of life, all ages and all abilities to come together to make a difference. In the times right now, the recession, charities aren’t getting the contributions they need. So I’m hoping that as a community at Meadowood, as well as the Lansdale area, we can help support people living with MS.”
Additionally, Leonhardt received a college degree in culinary arts. However, a doctor diagnosed her with MS at 29. As a result, she changed careers. She took a job in long-term care 19 years ago, joining the Meadowood staff 11 years ago. Since caring for her grandparents, she says, “I’ve always had a passion for the senior citizen population.” More information on Sherry and the Meadowood Walkers can be found at http://bit.ly/hYMC9k.
The Asher’s Chocolates Traveling Chocolate Shop
The Asher’s Chocolates Traveling Chocolate Shop will be at Meadowood on April 15th. A portion of the proceeds from that day’s sales going to the Meadowood Walkers. The Asher’s Traveling Chocolate Shops bring chocolate items including gift baskets and packages directly to retirement communities, residential communities and businesses. Asher’s donates a portion of the proceeds to the charity of choice of the sponsoring location.
Asher’s Chocolates is proud to be a sponsor of the Meadowood Walkers for 2011. Asher’s is one of the oldest family-owned and -operated candy manufacturers in the industry. In addition, Asher’s produces more than six million pounds of candy annually. Furthermore, you can find the confections in all 50 U.S. states. Moreover, you can also found the candies throughout Canada, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, and select overseas markets. For additional information on our complete line of candies and sugar-free products, contact us at 800-223-4420. Or write: 80 Wambold Road, Souderton, PA 18964. Asher’s Chocolates. The official chocolate of everyday life. ™
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society uses funds raised by walks throughout the country to improve the daily lives of patients, assist caregivers, provide financial assistance and health services and conduct educational programs. You can find information on this and other walks at www.walk4ms.org.
Overall, Meadowood is a non-profit, accredited continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Worcester, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is located on 132 acres of rural land in Worcester Township. Meadowood was established in 1988. The community features activities, exercise, dining and health care services for independent, personal care and skilled nursing care residents. A member of the American Association of Home and Services for the Aging, Meadowood is part of a nationwide Quality First improvement plan to achieve excellence and earn the public’s trust.